Mushroom Kulambu recipe | Kongunad Style Kalan kuzhambu Recipe for idli and dosa

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Mushroom Kulambu recipe | Kongunad Kalan Kulambu with step by step photos and video recipe. simple, easy and tasty mushroom curry that is best suitable for idli and dosa.

kongunad recipes are mild in spices. made with abundant small onions, coconut and yellow shaded curries rather than brown ones. I love the typical ones and the smell is totally different from the rest of the curry types.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

simple, light and onion coconut flavored curry is one of the best option for piping hot idlis. We love to soak the idlis in this kulambu and have it hot ! do try and let me know how it is. In my house, its always a rule to prepare kulambu for idli even though chutneys are there.

some of the popular mushroom recipes are mushroom pepper fry, mushroom biryani, Garlic mushroom, mushroom 65, dindigul mushroom biryani, etc.,

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

Kongunadu Style Kalan kuzhambu Recipe for idli and dosa

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kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


to saute and grind

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small piece cinnamon
  • 2 no cloves
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3/4 cup small onions
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 3/4 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 no green chilli
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 cup coconut grated
  • 3/4 tsp khus khus/poppy seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

for the curry

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic crushed
  • 1 no tomato chopped roughly
  • 200 gms mushrooms sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  • to saute and grind: heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin seeds, pepper corns, onions, green chilli and curry leaves. 
  • fry until transparent. add grated coconut, poppy seeds and fry for a minute. 
  • lastly add turmeric powder and mix well. cool and grind it to a fine paste. 
  • for the curry: heat oil in the pan and crackle mustard seeds. 
  • add curry leaves and chopped onions and add crushed ginger and garlic. 
  • fry until raw smell leaves. 
  • further add tomatoes and fry for a minute. 
  • after a minute, add mushrooms and fry for a minute again.
  •  furthermore, add prepared masala, 1.5-2 cups water, salt, turmeric powder and mix well. 
  • close and cook for 10 – 15 minutes on high heat. 
  • open and add chopped coriander leaves. mix once and serve hot with idli /dosa. 


Kongunad mushroom Kulambu recipe

1.heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, small onions to it.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

2. also add cumin seeds, pepper corns, green chilli, curry leaves and fry until brown.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

3. add grated coconut and poppy seeds. mix well. fry for a minute. need not brown the coconut.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

4. lastly add turmeric powder, mix well. cool and grind it to a fine paste.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

5. add oil to the pan and crackle mustard seeds, curry leaves. also add chopped onions.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

6. crush the ginger garlic and add them to the pan. fry until the onions are transparent. again, you need not brown them.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

7. add chopped tomatoes and fry for a minute.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

8. clean and slice the mushroom pieces. add them and fry until well combined.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

9. add the prepared masala paste along with 1.5-2 cups water. adjust consistency as per your need. we like it very thin to be had with idlis.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

10. lastly add turmeric powder, mix well. close and cook for 10 minutes on high heat until mushrooms are cooked and raw smell of masala leaves.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

11. open and add fresh coriander leaves. mix well.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe

serve the mushroom curry with dosa/ idli.

kongunad mushroom kulambu recipe
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